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August 2007
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August 7, 2007

It’s that time of year again…

Filed under: Morning Musings, stuff to buy — jackie @ 10:24 am

Good morning readers.

Yesterday was a “run around” day for me. I was up and out unusually early. It was also a horribly humid day. I think today will be the same. I guess we are officially in the “dog days of summer” here in the south. Makes me start wishing for those cool fall days.

For those of you in the states it’s “that time of year again”. You know what I’m talking about. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. It’s the time when new school supplies are out in force on the store shelves. Yeah!

There are shelves and shelves of pens, pencils, backpacks, accessories and paper of all kinds. Walmart has a great deal on Elmer’s glue at .20 a bottle. If you use it it’s time to stock up. They have the Mead black and white notebooks for .18! They also have the plastic pencil boxes for about .50 or so. These are great for holding your bookmaking tools.

If you have a Dollar Store near you check them out for knives with snap off blades. I got one yesterday that came with 10 extra blades. Can’t beat it for a buck.

Have I mentioned how much I love this time of year?

Lately I have been working hard on tracking the time I spend doing things daily and trying to figure out where all my time goes. I find it’s alot like money. The more you have available the more you spend it on who knows what. Since I started working from home I found that I can lose parts of or whole days at a time and not know what the heck I have done. I have a friend who has the same problem (we have the same birthday) and we have started an online journal where we each post in the morning and set goals for the day and then post in the evening about what we actually did for the day. It has been very enlightening.

For myself I have learned that I need to set priorities and set a dedicated work time. It has been really hard to accomplish this. There are so many things that come up that take me away from my work.

I am envious of people who can organize their time and accomplish tasks in an efficient manner. I would love to hear about any tips or tricks you all use to organize your time efficiently.

I’ll leave you today with a little inspiration.


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